The number of cases of anxiety-depressive disorders increased during the spread of the coronavirus, but people did not go to doctors more often – there is a fear not only of illness and vaccination, but also of psychiatry. About this on Saturday, November 27, said the head physician of the psychiatric hospital. Alekseeva (“Kashchenko”), the chief freelance psychiatrist of Moscow Georgy Kostyuk.
“In the spring, at the beginning of the epidemic, there was a sharp jump in the sales of antidepressants, and throughout Russia. Only in Moscow did an epidemic break out, there was an overstrain of the medical service, an ambulance, and covid hospitals were opened. And the sales growth was all over the country. There was also an increase in sales of strong alcoholic beverages during the first wave, ”said Kostyuk.
Kostyuk noted that anxiety arose due to the home regime, telecommuting, illness of loved ones, and waiting for vaccines. According to the doctor, people were waiting for the end of the coronavirus, and a new wave of the disease began, so anxiety disorders began to turn into anxiety-depressive ones.
“We recorded the largest number of complaints with anxiety-depressive disorders from spring to late summer of this year. Now the situation has leveled off. When I say that people do not apply, this is due to the fact that traditionally the place of psychiatric care is a psychiatric hospital or a neuropsychiatric dispensary, ”Kostyuk said in a conversation with RBC.
The chief freelance psychiatrist in Moscow noted that there are Mental Health Advisory Centers in the capital. You can go there with insomnia and anxiety without fear of being registered. At the same time, the doctor noted that even in psychiatric hospitals and dispensaries they do not keep special documentation, but draw up the same papers as in ordinary clinics.
Earlier, on October 29, psychiatrist Andrei Nazarov said that bad mood and chronic fatigue after suffering from coronavirus are associated with asthenic syndrome. According to the doctor, this condition generally lasts for about a month, but ends well.
Nazarov also noted that fatigue is often felt not only physically, but also mentally. Against the background of thinking about whether they are sick with something dangerous, people have exacerbations that can sometimes lead to depression. In such cases, it is worth contacting a specialist – a therapist and a psychologist.
A large-scale vaccination has been taking place in Russia since January. Five vaccines against coronavirus have been registered in the country: Sputnik V, which became the first vaccine against COVID-19 in the Russian Federation and the world, as well as Sputnik Light, EpiVacCorona, EpiVacCorona-N and KoviVak.
All relevant information on the situation with the coronavirus is available on the websites of stopcoronavirus.rf and accessvsem.rf, as well as by the hashtag #WeV Together. Coronavirus hotline: 8 (800) 2000-112.